Internet security researcher
(Last updated on January 2020)

I am an Internet security researcher with a background in information security and governance. My research focuses on measuring and improving the resiliency and stability of the Internet and in particular the abuse of internet identifiers. My research leverages socio-technical approaches that combines big data analysis techniques and network science methods to understand cybersecurity issues. This research seeks to understand broadly how economic factors influence the choices of different actors in response to security threats. We aim at improving societal understanding of information security failures and how they should be addressed. Thus, we increas societal resilience to cybersecurity risks through more efficient and effective institutional and incentives structures. I am also passionate about data science and network security.

News

Research & Project Related News

One conferece 2019
(keynote)
I had the opportunity to share the goals of the project that I am leading to create the monitor of infeted IoT devices. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs, Digital Trust Center and Abuse hub, we presented the design of the monitor and the overarching goals.
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Monitor of infected IoT devices
(news article)
Our recently funded project to monitor infected devices is on the cover of the main Dutch newspapers!
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NDSS 2019
(Distinguished paper award)
Our NDSS paper titled "Cleaning Up the Internet of Evil Things: Real-World Evidence on ISP and Consumer Efforts to Remove Mirai" received a distinguished paper award. So proud of my PhD student Orcun Cetin who with this paper closes his PhD thesis. Congratulations to all the coauthors and especially Lisette.
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PhD Position at EconSec
(Data analytics for the security of the Internet-of-Things)
Our research group, Econsec, is looking for a PhD candidates to join our group and research IoT Security. For a more detailed description of this position please visit the following
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My Research

Publications

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Projects

Ongoing

  • RAPID - Remediation of comPromised IoT Devices. Funded by NWO
  • INFLAME - Identifying malware families of IoT botnets via machine learning. Funded by NWO -- Hestia Programme
  • Monitor Infected devices - Project to monitor infected devices withint the Netherlands. Funded by EZK
  • MINIONS - Mitigating IOT-based DDoS attacks via the DNS. Funded by DHS/NWO
  • INTERSECT - An INTERnet of SECure Things. Funded by NWO
  • 2nd Phase Hosting benchamrks - Project to develop security benchmark for the Dutch hosting sector. Funded by EZK
  • CSAM monitor - Measuring the concentration of child sexual abuse material among the Dutch hosting providers and tracking the speed of responding to notice and takedown requests. Funded by EZK

Past

  • IVAC - Increasing voluntary action against cybercrime. Funded by DHS/NWO
  • E-CRIME - Measuring the costs of cybercrime. European FP7 program
  • REMEDI3S - Reputation Metrics Design to Improve Intermediary Incentives for Security. Funded by NWO
  • SERVET - SEcure and Robust transport architecture for infotainment services in Vehicular nETworks. Funded by MINICT
  • WINEMO - Wireless Networking for Moving Objects. COST action
  • ARES - Advanced Research on Information Security and Privacy, Ingenio Program
  • BASUMA - Body Area System for Ubiquitous Multimedia Applications. Funded by BMAS

Resume

Professional experience
2020 - Present
Lead Security, Stability & Resiliency (SSR) Specialist, OCTO-SSR - ICANN
Perform research studies and produce white papers on issues relating to SSR.
2016 - Present
Associate Professor, Cyber Security - TU Delft
Lecturing and conducting research on cyber security governance within the Multi-Actor systems department.
2015 - Present
Academic Collaborator, ICT Security - UOC
Supervising master thesis project within the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Security of Information Technologies and Telecommunications. Main topics: Internet of Things security; authentication mechanisms and information security.
2014 - 2016
Postdoctoral Reseacher, Cyber Security - TU Delft
During this post-doc I conducted large-scale measurements to create reputation metrics for Internet intermediaries. I was part of a 20-person team working on worldwide measurements of ISP performance in the fight against botnets and carrying our ground-breaking work into new markets. We developed measurements and metrics for the hosting market, DNS and financial services.
2013 - 2014
Postdoctoral Reseacher, Information Security Group (UPC), Spain
Research focused on two areas that I believe are crucial to the success of future of wireless systems: Security and Multimedia.
2012 - 2012
Visiting researcher, Middlesex University, UK
Research on enhancing QoS support capability of IEEE 802.11p.
2009 - 2013
Research on various aspects related to authentication and access control in wireless mobile networks (VANET and MANET).
2008 - 2009
Research intern, Philips Research Aachen, Germany
Design and development of a novel energy efficient protocol to support medical applications for wireless sensor networks. New hardware fully compatible to Philips proprietary mote compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol was improved.
2007 - 2008
Research intern, Hewlett Packard, Spain
Design and optimization of software for large format printers.
Education
2009 - 2013
PhD in Information Security, Technical University of Catalonia
Thesis Title: Certificate Status Information Dissemination and Validation for VANETs (excellent, cum laude). (dissertation) (slides)
2008 - 2009
Focused on security and video streaming over wireless networks (thesis)(slides)
2002 - 2008
MSc in Telecommunications Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia
Focused in the areas of wireless sensor networks and telemedicine. (thesis)
2010 - 2011
MS in Business Administration, Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Focused on econometric models.
2008 - 2010
Diploma in Business Science, Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Focused on linear programming and microeconomic analyses.
Research & Programming Skills
Python
Java
Data Analysis with Python and R
Large-Scale Internet Measurements
ML, Stats and Empirical Research

Teaching and Supervision

University Courses
2019
Course manager/main instructor
4TU MSc Cybersecurity, TU Delft
Course manager/main instructor
Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management, TU-Delft
Course manager/instructor
Executive's MSc cybersecurity, Leiden University
2018
Course manager/main instructor
TBM Electives, TU Delft
Course manager/main instructor
4TU MSc Cybersecurity, TU Delft
Course manager/main instructor
Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management, TU-Delft
Course manager/instructor
Executive's MSc cybersecurity, Leiden University
2017
Course manager/main instructor
TBM Electives, TU Delft
Course manager/main instructor
4TU MSc Cybersecurity, TU Delft
Course manager/main instructor
Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management, TU-Delft
Course manager/instructor
Executive's MSc cybersecurity, Leiden University
2016
Instructor
TBM Electives, TU Delft
Course manager/instructor
4TU MSc Cybersecurity, TU Delft
Course manager/instructor
MOOC, EdX
Course manager/instructor
Executive's MSc cybersecurity, Leiden University
2015
Linux Networks
Instructor
Graduate school, UPC, Spain
2014
Internet Transport, Control and Management
Instructor
Telecommunications faculty, UPC, Spain
Supervision
Ongoing PhD Theses
Arwa Al Alsadi
(Daily Supervisor)
PhD Thesis Title
Understading IoT malware
Mathew Vermeer
(Daily Supervisor)
PhD Thesis Title
Predictive risk metrics for companies
Elsa Turcios Rodriguez
(co-promoter)
PhD Thesis Title
Mitigating IoT-botnet infections
Michael Ciere
(Daily Supervisor)
PhD Thesis Title
Statistical methods for measuring cybersecurity
Finished PhD Theses
Orcun Cetin
(co-promoter)
PhD Thesis Title
Incentivicing voluntary action against cybercrime
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